Today’s Musing Monday question over at Should Be Reading is: Have you ever reread a book and found that your opinion changed?
Yes, but mostly books that I loved in high school. Distance fogs the mind, I think. LOL
Plus, I think I have less patience now. Less time, too, which may translate into less patience. LOL
So, yeah. And my inner editor is a lot stronger than she used to be and sometimes makes reading a difficult experience on occasion. Note, only on occasion. Mostly, my editor leaves my reading activities alone and only comes out to play when it’s a book I’ve heard a lot about and really want to like.
Anyway. I think I have become a less patient, more critical reader since high school. I see awkwardness I didn’t before; I can’t ignore large, confusing tracts of prose anymore; plot holes are both more obvious and annoying than before; I can’t ignore words that drop in from no where, completely out of wack with the character and setting. It’s easier to see clichés, easier to predict where the story is going and what’s going to happen.
It probably helps me become a better writer, but a better reader? I am not sure.
- Rereading (drpepperdiva.wordpress.com)
- A cure for bad teaching of writing (educationviews.org)
- Students Asks For Help With Book Report And Author Responds (new102.cbslocal.com)